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Aeromedical Evacuation : Management of Acute and Stabilized Patients

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William W. Hurd, William Beninati, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2019.
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Now in its fully revised and expanded second edition, this volume is the definitive resource on long-distance air transport of injured patients in both peacetime and wartime. It discusses the history of aeromedical evacuation, triage and staging of the injured patient, evacuation from site of injury to medical facility, air-frame capabilities, medical capabilities in- flight, response to in-flight emergencies, and mass emergency evacuation. Specific medical conditions are addressed in detail in…
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Hurd, William W.
Beninati, William
Responsibility
William W. Hurd, William Beninati, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 418 p.) : 125 illus., 81 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030159030
9783030159023 (Print ed.)
9783030159047 (Print ed.)
9783030159054 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Ambulances
Critical Care - methods
Emergency Medical Services
Rescue Work
Transportation of Patients
Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
Now in its fully revised and expanded second edition, this volume is the definitive resource on long-distance air transport of injured patients in both peacetime and wartime. It discusses the history of aeromedical evacuation, triage and staging of the injured patient, evacuation from site of injury to medical facility, air-frame capabilities, medical capabilities in- flight, response to in-flight emergencies, and mass emergency evacuation. Specific medical conditions are addressed in detail in the second half of the book, including general surgical casualties such as abdominal wounds and soft tissue injuries, vascular injuries, maxillofacial injuries, head and spinal cord injuries, ophthalmologic casualties, orthopedic casualties, burns, pediatric casualties, obstetric-gynecologic casualties, and more. For each medical condition, important topics are addressed such as conditions needed to be met before transportation, special concerns, supplies and needs of the specific patients and possible in-flight emergencies and their appropriated treatment. Containing several new chapters and featuring extensively updated contributions from experts in the field, Aeromedical Evacuation: Management of the Acute and Stabilized Patient, Second Edition is a must-have reference for a whole new generation of military flight surgeons and flight nurses responsible for aeromedical evacuation of casualties as well as civilian physicians and nurses involved in air transport of ill and post-operative patients.
Contents
Part I. The Need -- Introduction -- Aeromedical Evacuation: A Historical Perspective -- Military Casualty Evacuation: MEDEVAC -- Civilian Air Medical Transport -- Part II. The Means -- Aircraft Considerations for Aeromedical Evacuation -- Preparation for Long-Distance Aeromedical Evacuation -- Aeromedical Patient Staging -- Military Aeromedical Evacuation Nursing -- Critical-Care Air Transport: Patient Flight Physiology and Organizational Considerations -- Part III. The Patients -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Patients with Abdominal, Genitourinary, and Soft Tissue Injuries -- Orthopedic Patients -- Aeromedical Evacuation of the Neurosurgical Patient -- Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Patients -- Care of Ophthalmic Casualties -- Peripheral Vascular Casualties -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Cardiothoracic Casualties -- Burn Casualties -- Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation -- Medical Casualties -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Patients with Contagious Infections -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Obstetric and Gynecological Patients -- Overview of Pediatric and Neonatal Transport -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Psychiatric Casualties.
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Substance Use and the Acute Psychiatric Patient : Emergency Management

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Abigail L. Donovan, Suzanne A. Bird, editors. --Cham: Humana Press , c2019.
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This book fills a gap in the existing medical literature by providing a best-practice approach to the evaluation and acute treatment of patients presenting for emergency care with identifiable substance use and/or co-occurring psychiatric disorders. As the first interdisciplinary book to integrate psychiatric and emergency care, the text uniquely covers a myriad of serious medical conditions, acute mental status and dangerous behavioral abnormalities. The book focuses on guidelines that support…
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Donovan, Abigail L.
Bird, Suzanne A.
Responsibility
Abigail L. Donovan, Suzanne A. Bird, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 235 p.) : 7 illus. in color
Series Title
Current clinical psychiatry
ISBN
9783319239613
9783319239606 (Print ed.)
9783319239620 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2626-241X
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnosis, Dual (Psychiatry)
Emergencies
Emergency Treatment - methods
Mentally Ill Persons
Substance-Related Disorders
Specialty
Addiction Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Psychiatry
Abstract
This book fills a gap in the existing medical literature by providing a best-practice approach to the evaluation and acute treatment of patients presenting for emergency care with identifiable substance use and/or co-occurring psychiatric disorders. As the first interdisciplinary book to integrate psychiatric and emergency care, the text uniquely covers a myriad of serious medical conditions, acute mental status and dangerous behavioral abnormalities. The book focuses on guidelines that support emergency room physicians with little formal medical training in addiction medicine. The first section focuses on the diagnosis and management of substance-specific intoxication and withdrawal states, as well as common medical co-morbidities and disposition considerations. The book lends particular attention to the identification and stabilization of high risk medical conditions associated with each substance of abuse. The second section is psychiatrically focused, addressing the most common psychiatric symptoms and syndromes, their association with SUDs, an approach to differential diagnosis, and discussion of crucial treatment considerations for both safe ED management and post-ED disposition. A final section includes other pertinent topics, for example, the assessment of patient safety, responding to the medication-seeking patient, assessment and treatment of pregnant patients and working with adolescents and their families around substance use. Substance Use and The Acute Patient is a unique and valuable contribution to the literature for both consulting psychiatrists, emergency medicine specialists, addiction medicine specialists, and all other medical professionals who provide care for these most complex and underserved patients.
Contents
Part I. Management of Acute Substance Use Disorders -- Opioid Use Disorders and Related Emergencies -- Alcohol and Sedative Use Disorders and Related Emergencies -- Stimulant Use Disorders and Related Emergencies -- Cannabis Use Disorders and Related Emergencies -- Management of Acute Substance Use Disorders: Hallucinogens and Associated Compounds -- Part II. Management of Substance-Induced and Co-occurring Disorders -- Substance/Medication-Induced Mood Disorders and Co-Occurring Mood and Substance Use Disorders: Evaluation and Management in Emergency Department and Psychiatric Emergency Service Settings -- Substance-Induced Psychosis and Co-Occurring Psychotic Disorders -- Substance-Induced Anxiety and Co-Occurring Anxiety Disorders -- Patients with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Personality Disorders -- Preventing and Managing Risk of Violence and Suicide in Substance Abusing Patients in the Emergency Department -- Part III. Special Topics -- Responding to the Medication-Seeking Patient -- Substance Use in Children and Adolescents -- Emergency Management of Substance Use in Pregnant Patients.
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